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Fire Science

Fire Science student putting on fire gearThe Fire Science program prepares students to perform technical services involved with planning, organizing, researching, directing, and controlling functions and processes related to the provision of Fire Science services. (Each course is year long divided into two semesters.)

*Students should choose two (2) or more year long courses offered in this program upon graduation in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator.
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.

Fire Science 1-2
This course prepares students to apply academic, technical knowledge and skills to a variety of settings within the firefighting response. This course is designed with lessons in fire behavior, safety, building construction, nutrition and wellness, fire department equipment and tools as well as the history and culture of the fire service. A partnership with Surprise Fire Department and hospitals will provide experiences and resume-building opportunities. Students will collaborate in community service projects with local charities, the Surprise Fire Department and the Surprise Firefighter Charities. Opportunities for Industry certification are available in AHA CPR for the Healthcare Provider, first aid, and NIMS100/700 courses and hazmat awareness.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Location: Valley Vista High School


Fire Science 3-4 Honors
This course prepares students to apply advanced academic knowledge, technical knowledge, and skills to a variety of settings within fire fighting and emergency response. This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of the firefighting professions through training in rope rescue, vehicle extrication, fire hydraulics, the chemistry of fire behavior, helicopter operations, command procedures, public life safety education projects, oral board interviewing, and more. A partnership with the Surprise Fire Department and hospitals will provide the opportunity for off-campus experiences or a professional internship. Industry certifications are possible in NIMS 200, hazmat operations training, and recertification in AHA CPR. Participation in the program’s Career and Technical Student Organizations is required. Students in this class will compete locally, regionally, and nationally.

Prerequisite: Fire & Emergency Medical 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Location: Valley Vista High School


Fire Science Internship
This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 80 hours per semester of on the job field work.. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: .5 /Repeatable
Grade: 11-12
Location: Valley Vista High School




 
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